HIP HOP EDITOR’S ARTIST RADAR: The Emerging of Asaad

Philadelphia PA has a been know for the talents that have arisen, from the city of “Brotherly Love” that often times isn’t so loving at all. Yet there are many that that have made their mark on Hip Hop. One of the newest to emerge and is on the BRM radar is 21 year old artist, Asaad. Music has always been a part of his life, as he recalls his room being the studio of his father (a producer for the legendary Philadelphia International... Read More

Prosecutors No Longer Seeking Execution For Mumia

After years of legal back-and-forth, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced today that his office will no longer seek out the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal, convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Department officer Daniel Faulkner, has maintained his innocence and won the support of politicians, governments, advocacy groups and celebrities the world over. On the decision, Williams said: “The decision... Read More

Philly Artist Zakee Releases “Dope Girl”

Philadelphia-born writer/producer/artist Zakee has released a new single from his debut album, Assimilations. Both the song and the video have a taste of icons of late including legends Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and James Dean. Assimilations is available now from Green Owl/Warner Music Group. Watch:  Read More

Philadelphia’s Br’er Set to Release Album, “City of Ice,” in November

On November 22nd, Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter, Benjamin Schurr, is set to release “City of Ice,” his second album under the moniker, Br’er. “City of Ice,” is the follow-up to Br’er’s 2007 release, “Of Shemales and Kissaboos.” Although he cites Leonard Cohen and the Swans as influences on his unique  brand of songwriting, Schurr proudly admits that Philadelphia itself serves as a guiding... Read More

Popped! Music Festival Announces Details For Their Food Bazaar

Philadelphia’s Popped! Music Festival 2011 is a two-day outdoor festival that will showcase live music, DJ’s, and comedians on three stages in the city’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. The festival will feature headliners such as The Shins, Girl Talk, and Pretty Lights (buy tickets here). Going along with the festival’s maxim that good music deserves good food, the Popped! Food Bazaar will... Read More



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